Grigor Dimitrov

Roger Federer stages great escape to reach US Open semi-finals

Roger Federer saved two match points to defeat Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 and reach his ninth US Open semi-final Thursday, keeping alive his dream of a sixth title. The 33-year-old Swiss second seed, bidding to become the oldest winner of a Grand Slam title in more than 40 years, was staring down the barrel of a demoralising exit when French 20th seed Monfils had two match points

Roger Federer wins 300th ATP Masters match

Roger Federer became the first man to win 300 matches at the ATP Masters 1000 level, beating Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-2 on Wednesday in Cincinnati.The victory in just over two hours put the 33-year-old world number three into the third round as he began his final tune-up tournament for the US Open.The Swiss great, who had notched his 200th Masters match win against Lleyton Hewitt at Cincinnati five

Roger Federer celebrates birthday with win at Rogers Cup

Roger Federer celebrated his 33rd birthday with a 6-3 4-6 6-3 win over Spaniard David Ferrer on Friday to move into the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup and a step closer to a landmark 80th career title.Federer will next face another Spaniard, Feliciano Lopez, who ended the last hope for a homegrown winner in sixth seed Milos Raonic 6-4 6-7(5) 6-3.The other semi-final will see rising star Grigor Dimitrov take

NOVAK DJOKOVIC BEATS MARIN CILIC IN FIVE SETS

On an afternoon when the defending champion Andy Murray crashed to quarter-final defeat the tournament’s top seed, Novak Djokovic, also flirted with disaster before pulling himself together, reminding himself that he was facing an opponent he had already beaten nine times in a row and eventually clocking up a 10th straight victory over Marin Cilic 6-1, 3-6, 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-2 in three hours 19 minutes on No. 1 Court. Clearly

Rafael Nadal ousts Roger Federer in straight sets

Rafael Nadal has advanced to his third Australian Open men’s final, outclassing old rival Roger Federer in a brilliant semifinal display on Friday night. After looking below his imperious best in wins over Kei Nishikori and Grigor Dimitrov heading into the semifinal, the 2009 Australian Open champion played his best tennis of the fortnight to date in the emphatic 7-6(4) 6-3 6-3 victory, extending his winning run over the Swiss

Serena apologises to Sharapova over boyfriend barb

Serena Williams launched a charm offensive on Sunday as she sought to broker a truce with Maria Sharapova and calm the storm surrounding comments she made about a rape victim. On the eve of Wimbledon, where she is defending champion, the pre-tournament focus has been on an interview she gave to Rolling Stone magazine that touched on a high-profile teenage rape case in Ohio and brought her into conflict with

Maria Sharapova tips hand about new boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov

Maria Sharapova, the epitome of grace and elegance on and off the court, has kept her private life rather private over the years, including her romance and subsequent engagement to former Laker Sasha Vujacic. Since the former No. 1 women’s tennis player in the world called off the wedding plans last year with Vujacic, there had been plenty of speculation as to budding romances. That has come to an end. During

Djokovic knocked out of Madrid Masters

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic was knocked out in the second round of the Madrid Masters after a 6-7 (6), 7-6 (8), 3-6 defeat to Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in a match lasting three hours and five minutes. A tight, hard-fought first set was taken by Dimitrov in the tie-break and Djokovic looked to be heading out of the tournament late Tuesday night in the second set when Dimitrov broke his